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Investigation continues in two school bus crash that injured four

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

The driver of one of the two school buses involved in a Tuesday afternoon crash that injured four people has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of a drug test.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools administered the drug test to the driver of Bus #806. This is standard practice following an accident involving a school bus.

At least four people were injured after two school buses were involved in a crash in northeast Charlotte Tuesday afternoon.

According to police, the incident happened at 4200 block of E. WT Harris Boulevard, near The Plaza, around 2:54 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon.

The incident involved two school buses, numbers 2000 and 806, from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and video from Sky 3.

School officials told WBTV that Bus 806 was headed to Northridge Middle School with no students on board. Bus 2000 was coming from Butler High School and had seven students onboard.

The two bus drivers, a student and the other driver of the car involved were injured in the crash and are being transported by Medic to Carolinas Medical Center-University, according to officials. 

CMS Transportation officials and CMPD say the driver of bus #806 tried to avoid hitting a car that pulled out of the post office.  In doing so he swerved into another lane and overcorrected and slammed into the back of the bus.

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